Meraki VPN Client Setup Instructions

Vernon Keenan | April 3rd, 2017

The Meraki MX64 provides unlimited VPN users

We love the Cisco Meraki VPN at Telnexus. The MX security appliance is a powerful guardian and gateway between the wild Internet and your private Local Area Network (LAN). Here are the abbreviated instructions on how to connect your PC or Mac back to home base.

Meraki Documentation Link

For complete instructions as well as instructions for other versions of Windows and MacOS as well as Linux, iOS and Android, please consult the official Meraki documentation:

VPN Credentials

You should receive the following bits of information from your administrator:

  • IP address or hostname of your VPN server
  • A “Preshared Key”
  • Your username
  • Your password

Windows 10 Meraki VPN Setup

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Go to Settings->Network->VPN
  2. Create a new L2TP/IPsec VPN
  3. Name it “My Company VPN”
  4. Enter the Server Address
  5. Enter the Preshared Key
  6. Enter your Username and Password
  7. Complete the new VPN wizard
  8. Select Adapter Options
  9. Right-click on your new VPN, select Properties
  10. Click on the Security tab, and then click “Allow these protocols”
  11. Under “Allow these protocols” make sure “Unsecured password (PAP)” is the only one checked
  12. Click OK to close the Properties box
  13. Right-click on the new VPN icon and select Connect
  14. Click Connect (again) in the Settings->Network->VPN window

For full documentation with screenshots please check the official Meraki documentation.

MacOS Meraki VPN Setup

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Open System Preferences > Network from Mac applications menu. Click the “+” button to create a new service, then select VPN as the interface type, and choose L2TP over IPsec from the pull-down menu.
  2. Enter your server address in Server Address
  3. Enter your Meraki username in Username
  4. Click Authentication Settings
  5. Enter your Password in box the User Authentication section
  6. Enter your Preshared Key in the Shared Secret box
  7. Click OK to close the Authentical panel
  8. Click Apply to save your settings
  9. Click Connect to activate your VPN

For full documentation with screenshots, please check the official Meraki documentation.